Dr Steven Crimp

BSc, BSc (Hons), MSc.

Dr Steven Crimp is a climate applications scientist with the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University. His role is to examine opportunities for improved climate risk management within primary industries, both in Australia and internationally. He also looks for opportunities to include multi-national and global food producers, telecommunications and other industries in his work.

Before joining ANU, Steve worked for the Agriculture and Food Business Unit of CSIRO, contributing to the Global Food Security in a Changing World Research Program. 

Research interests

Steve's research interests and capabilities include:

  • the translation of climate change impact scenarios from rainfall and temperature into forms useful for decision makers, such as crop and pasture production, biodiversity, farm incomes and broader socio-economic impacts;
  • participatory engagement with decision makers to improve the value derived from climate risk management in decision making;
  • the development of quantitative models and methods to derive value from seasonal climate forecasts and climate change projection information in agricultural, natural resource and biodiversity management, including the economic valuation of climate forecasts; and
  • developing and implementing practical concepts of vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity across scales, including the design of nested institutional arrangements and ways of increasing the societal value of climate impacts science, and re-defining biodiversity conservation objectives.
  • Climate Change Processes

  • Farming Systems Research

  • Climatology (Excl. Climate Change Processes)

  • Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
  • Meteorology.

Brown, P. R., Bridle, K. L., & Crimp, S. J. (2016). Assessing the capacity of Australian broadacre mixed farmers to adapt to climate change: Identifying constraints and opportunities. Agricultural Systems, 146, 129-141.

Crimp, S. J., Gobbett, D., Kokic, P., Nidumolu, U., Howden, M., & Nicholls, N. (2016). Recent seasonal and long-term changes in southern Australian frost occurrence. Climatic Change, 139(1), 115-128.

Crimp, S. J., Zheng, B., Khimashia, N., Gobbett, D. L., Chapman, S., Howden, M., & Nicholls, N. (2016). Recent changes in southern Australian frost occurrence: implications for wheat production risk. Crop and Pasture Science, 67(8), 801-811.

Cvitanovic C, Crimp S, Fleming A, Bell J, Howden M, Hobday AJ, Taylor M, Cunningham R. (2016) Linking adaptation science to action to build food secure Pacific Island communities. Climate Risk Management 11, 53-62.

Kabir, M. J., Alauddin, M., & Crimp, S. (2016). Farm-level Adaptation to Climate Change in Western Bangladesh: An Analysis of Adaptation Dynamics, Profitability and Risks (No. 576).

Lim-Camacho, L., Ariyawardana, A., Lewis, G.K., Crimp, S.J., Somogyi, S., Ridoutt, B., Howden, S.M. (2016) Climate adaptation of food value chains: the implications of varying consumer acceptance. Regional Environmental Change, 1-11. doi: 10.​1007/​s10113-016-0976-5

Marshall, N. A., Crimp, S., Curnock, M., Greenhill, M., Kuehne, G., Leviston, Z., & Ouzman, J. (2016). Some primary producers are more likely to transform their agricultural practices in response to climate change than others. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 222, 38-47.

Ridoutt, B., Sanguansri, P., Bonney, L., Crimp, S., Lewis, G., Lim-Camacho, L. (2016) Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in the Food Industry—Insights from Product Carbon and Water Footprints. Climate 4, 26. doi: 10.3390/cli4020026

Taylor M., Crimp S., Dawson B. and McGregor A. (2016). Adapting Pacific agriculture and forestry to climate change: Management measures and investments. In Taylor M., McGregor A., and Dawson B, eds. Vulnerability of Pacific Agriculture and Forestry to Climate Change.  Noumea: Secretariat of the Pacific Community.